Core wins all the way, but with Core versus AMB
, it's hit or miss for me. My observations for the latter two:
White fur pelt
is better IMO
. It is more detailed and looks more like the pelts I've seen in RL
. It has more depth to the hairs.
Same as White fur pelt for me. AMB
has a thicker coat and looks less like the fuzzy grain of Core.
Core wins this one. I have seen rock floors exactly like this. The slabs are bigger than smaller and are smoother because the constantly walking on the floor smooths it out. AMB
is too rough and also doesn't seem to work well with the pelts on the floor.
Thatch Roof indoors
I prefer AMB
but both are good. I like the lower contrast it provides between the straw (?) and the supporting beams. It makes it look warmer. The Core textures look like there is a high level of light casting deep shadows between the beams and the straw.
Door (also wood in front of door and stone walls)
Core wins out for me, as AMB
is too clean, and it appears to have some kind of weird finish on it that only got applied to some of the boards.
I prefer AMB
for the deeper contrast in the crevices of the rocks.
Core wins this one for me, although AMB
has its merits. I think ultimately the mesh looks like it needs to be improved, as it seems to harsh in the crevice. AMB
looks better at the crevice because of the increased granularity, but looks worse at the edge. I don't really like the granularity, which is my primary problem with it. Also, the AMB
textures are a little too bright, don't have as much deep contrast. STEP
Core is less granular, but still has a nice grain that can be seen near the bottom especially. Core also has a deeper contrast within layers, marking places where the roof is deteriorating slightly. Still, I think this texture could use improvement. What does AOF Farmhouses look like on this one (or is that texture not in that mod, I forget).
I much prefer STEP
Core, which I believe to be Visible Windows right here. AMB
seems to make the windows look bumpy somehow, at least in my eye. Visible windows adds some dirt build-up around the edges and adds a pleasing grain.
I like the AMB
textures, except it is a little too dark in the center. It contrasts too strongly against the other boards. The inner textures look like they need to be brightened slightly. STEP
Core, while less detailed, seem to fit better with each other.
Rope & wood post (also wood floor)
Core wins overall. The AMB
rope is too dark in the grooves and too straight. It especially doesn't work well around the post. The AMB
wood post texture is better than Core, as it has better contrast for the grooves and looks slightly rougher. The AMB
floor, however, has bright grains as if someone had taken a sander to all of those boards, which doesn't seem realistic. I don't think anyone would have ever hand sanded all those floorboards. And the sanding job looks recent, when in reality I would think that they should look much older given the harsh climate. The Core textures reflect that, having a deeper contrasting shadow in the grooves and looks like actual boards I have in my father's barn.
Is there a difference between Core and AMB
? They both have contrasting stick colors, but both are rather bright. They look about interchangeable to me.